BAPE calls for stricter standards on workplace exposure to asbestos

Quebec's standard for acceptable workplace exposure to asbestos fibres is currently 10 times higher than the rest of Canada.

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EPA says it will start asbestos, PCB cleanup of former Kaiser smelter in Mead this week

Federal environmental regulators began work this week to clean up asbestos and potential cancer-causing chemicals.

US transfers care for towns polluted with asbestos to state

Montana regulators are taking over in two northwestern Montana towns where lung-damaging asbestos contamination has been blamed in hundreds of deaths.

Women with cancer awarded billions in baby powder suit

An appellate court in Missouri upheld more than $2 billion in damages against Johnson & Johnson, saying the company knew there was asbestos in its baby powder.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $2.1 billion in baby powder lawsuit

The court slammed the company while reducing the overall amount of required damages.

Unremediated Yukon asbestos mine poses health hazards, flood risk 42 years after closing

Clinton Creek doesn't get the level of attention other major mine clean-ups in the territory do, but it could become a big problem, especially for a small Alaskan city downstream.

Advisers say many exposed to asbestos omitted from EPA analysis

The EPA’s analysis of asbestos underestimates the extent to which people are exposed to the mineral and its potential to cause cancer and other diseases, an agency science advisory panel said.

Portion of Libby cleanup delisted

Another portion of the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site was recently deleted from the National Priorities List after officials with several environmental agencies determined all required cleanup activities were complete.

State high court reinstates verdict against company for fatal cancer caused by asbestos

The original verdict against a pipe supply company involved a construction worker who was fatally stricken with cancer after cutting asbestos-laden pipes.

Johnson & Johnson stops selling talc-based baby powder in U.S. and Canada

The company said demand has declined "fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising."

Asbestos inhalation poses cancer risks to workers and consumers

US EPA finds unreasonable risks for 6 current uses, including chlor-alkali diaphragms.

This little-known principle has harmed millions of people. What are we doing to change it?

The Kehoe paradigm assumes a lack of risk unless proven otherwise. Here's why that's a problem, and how people are working to find a better way.

Breaking bad: Uncovering the oil industry's dirty secret

Every year hundreds of ships and oil rigs are sold to shipbreaking yards in south Asia where they are cut apart by low-paid migrants.

Iowa House sends asbestos lawsuit bill to governor

Iowans who become sick from asbestos exposure would have to provide more detailed information to file a lawsuit under a bill that was sent to the governor

FDA running more asbestos tests of talc-based cosmetics after nine positive findings

Tests ordered by the FDA found traces of asbestos in nine samples of talc-based cosmetics products; 43 samples came back negative.
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